Chinese Alphabet for Kids

The Chinese language is spoken by over a billion people every day. It is considered one of the world’s most functional languages. China became the largest economy in the world, so the Chinese language is one of the most useful languages you can learn. It is considered one of the earliest and oldest languages in the world.

You may face some obstacles when you start learning the Chinese alphabet, especially when you know that the Chinese language is syllabic. The Chinese language doesn’t have an alphabet like other languages, which means each character written represents a syllable in a word. 

The Chinese use thousands of symbols. They should know about 4000-5000 to master reading a newspaper. There are a lot of Chinese words that only contain one syllable.

What is the Chinese Language called?

The Chinese language is called Pinyin romanization “Roman Alphabet”, and also called Chinese Phonetic Alphabet. “Pinyin” is a system of romanization for the Chinese written language based on the pronunciation of the Beijing dialect of Mandarin Chinese. However, Pinyin is not Chinese.

There are two main systems of writing the Chinese alphabet: the Pinyin system by Mandarin Chinese, and the Zhuyin system used by Taiwan. The Pinyin system employs the same ABCs that English speakers use, and the Zhuyin system employs its own symbols. The pinyin system is more common in use.

There are 26 letters in the Chinese Alphabet similar to the ones we use in the English Alphabet. Sure there are many similarities between the Pinyin and English phonetic systems, but there are many differences as well.

The Chinese Alphabet and its meaning in English 

A 月 (yuè) moon

B 官 (guān)Official

C 匹 (pǐ)Match

D 刀 (dāo)Knife

E 三 (sān)Three

F 下 (xià)Under

G 巨 (jù)Huge

H 升 (shēng)Rise

I 工 (gōng)Work

J 丁 (dīng)Men

K 水 (shuǐ)Water

L 心 (xīn)Heart

M 冊 (cè)Book

N 內 (nèi)Within

O 口 (kǒu)Mouth

P 戶 (hù)Household

Q 已 (yǐ)Already

R 尺 (chǐ)Ruler

S 弓 (gōng)Bow

T 七 (qī)Seven

U 臼 (jiù)Molar

V 人 (rén)People

W 山 (shān)Mountain

X 父 (fù)Father

Y 了 (liǎo)To Know

Z 乙 (yǐ)Second

The Chinese alphabet split into initials, and finals. Initials start the word, and the finals end the word. Initials are consonants and finals are either vowels or start with a vowel.

If you want to speak Chinese well, you should know the English Personal Pronouns and Possessive Pronouns. In English personal pronouns are “I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they”… But in Chinese??? Let’s have a look:

——- I

——- you

——  he

—— she

—— it

我们 —— we

你们 —— you 

他们 —— they

In English the Possessive Pronouns are “me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them”, Let’s see them in the Chinese Language:

我的——-my or mine

你的——-your or yours

他的——- his

她的——- her

它的——- its

我们的—— ours

你们的—— yours

他们的—— theirs

Let’s Learn Chinese Numbers

No.CharacterPinyin
0líng
1
2èr
3sān
4
5
6liù
7
8
9jiǔ
10shí
11十一shí yī
12十二shí èr
13十三shí sān
14十四shí sì
15十五shí wǔ
16十六shí liù
17十七shí qī
18十八shí bā
19十九shí jiǔ
20二十èr shí

Let’s Learn some of Chinese Language:

Animals in Chinese Language

Animals in Chinese Language
AnimalPinyinCharacters 
RatShǔ
DragonLóng
OxNiú
Tiger
RabbitTù zǐ兔子
SnakeShé
SheepYáng
Horse
MonkeyHóu
RoosterGōng jī公鸡
DogGǒu
PigZhū

Let’s Learn Colors in Chinese Language

Colors in Chinese Language
ColorPinyinCharacter
Colorsyán sè颜色
Whitebái sè白色
Greyhuī sè灰色
Blackhēi sè黑色
Bluelán sè蓝色
Greenlǜ sè绿色
Yellowhuáng sè黄色
Redhóng sè红色
Brownzōng sè棕色
Orangechéng sè橙色
Purplezǐ sè紫色

Days of the Week in Chinese

Days of the Week in Chinese Language
DayPinyinCharacter
Daysxīng qī星期
Sundayxīng qī rì星期日
Saturdayxīng qī liù星期六
Fridayxīng qī wǔ星期五 
Thursdayxīng qī sì星期四
Wednesdayxīng qī sān星期三
Tuesdayxīng qī èr星期二 
Mondayxīng qī yī星期一 

Body Parts in the Chinese Language

Body Parts in Chinese Language
Body PartsPinyinCharacter
headtóu
faceliǎn
hairtóu fā头发
eyeyǎn
earěr duǒ耳朵
nosebí zi鼻子
mouthkǒu
handshǒu
toothyá chǐ牙齿
heartxīn zàng心脏
stomachwèi
armgē bì胳臂
footjiǎo脚 
legtuǐ

Weather and Seasons in the Chinese Language

Weather and Seasons in Chinese Language
Weather PinyinCharacter
weathertiān qì天气
windyyǒu fēng有风
cloudyduō yún多云
rainingxià yǔ下雨
sunnyqíng lǎng晴朗
snowingxià xuě下雪
coldlěng
hot
Seasons
Autumnqiū jì秋季
Winterdōng tiān冬天
Springchūn tiān春天
Summerxià tiān夏天  

The Top 10 Chinese Movies for Kids

  • Little Door Gods 小门神 (Xiǎo Mén Shén)
  • The Magic Brush 神笔马良 (shén bǐ mǎ liáng)
  • Kung Food 美食大冒险之英雄烩 (měi shí dà mào xiǎn zhī yīng xióng huì)
  • Kung Fu Boys 龙拳小子 ( Lóng Quán Xiǎo Zi)
  • Lunar New Year’s Day 元日 (Yuǎn Rì)
  • On Happiness Road 幸福路上 (Xìng fú lù shàng)
  • Kung Fu Panda 功夫熊貓 (Gōng fū xióng māo)
  • Big Fish & Begonia 大鱼海棠 (Dà yú hǎi táng)
  • Flavors of Youth 肆式青春 (Sì shì qīng chūn
  • Yi Yi: A One and a Two 一一 (Yī yī)
  • Little Door Gods 小门神 Xiǎo mén shén
  • Lunar New Year’s Day 元日 (Yuǎn rì)

Let’s Sing Songs in English Language For you Kids ( Songs are translated in Chinese)

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Chinese

一闪一闪亮晶晶

yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng

满天都是小星星

mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīng xīng

挂在天边放光明

guà zài tiān biān fàng guāng míng

好像许多小眼睛

hǎo xiàng xǔ duō xiǎo yǎn jīng

一闪一闪亮晶晶

yī shǎn yī shǎn liàng jīng jīng

满天都是小星星

mǎn tiān dū shì xiǎo xīng xīng

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are

Up above the world so high,

like a diamond in the sky

Twinkle, twinkle, little star

How I wonder what you are

Itsy Bitsy Spider in the Chinese Language

一只两只蜘蛛爬呀爬出来,

yī zhī liǎng zhī zhī zhū pá ya pá chū lái

雨水落下来帮它洗洗澡,

yǔ shuǐ luò xià lái bāng tā xǐ xǐ zǎo

太阳出来了照着它身体呀

tài yáng chū lái le zhào zhé tā shēn tǐ ya

一只两只蜘蛛爬呀爬出来

yī zhī liǎng zhī zhī zhū pá ya pá chū lái

Itsy Bitsy spider climbing up the spout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain

Now Itsy Bitsy spider went up the spout again!

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